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NLemay

@oricom.ca

[Other] Which VoIP providers with those features?

Hi!
I'm currently a FreePhoneLine user, and I was very please with this service. But when I wanted to port a new number this week, I saw how much this company wasn't serious, so I'm looking for another VoIP business.

These are the features I'm looking :
-I need to port my number (418).
-I need a SIP login, so I can use my number with my Gigaset A580IP
-I want Caller ID and Voicemail.
-I also want my number to show on outbound calls.
-I won't use it often, so I dont want to pay too much every month. No more than 2$/month. I do understand that there will be a pay per minute fee.

So to resume : I want to port a number that I wont use often. And I want the service to be as transparent as possible. It has to work like a normal phone.

I was looking at CallCentric, VoIP.ms and Anveo. Does all thoses compagnies offer what I want? Which are the most reliable? Which one is the cheapest?

Thank you!

PX Eliezer70
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said by NLemay :

I saw how much this company wasn't serious, so I'm looking for another VoIP business.

I won't use it often, so I dont want to pay too much every month. No more than 2$/month.

If you want a "serious" relationship it's gonna be more than two dollars a month.

I was looking at CallCentric, VoIP.ms and Anveo.....Does all thoses compagnies offer what I want? Which are the most reliable? Which one is the cheapest?

Oh, my, these companies will engage in fierce competition to get your business. After all, if they are lucky they will probably make a profit of about 25 cents a month from your patronage.

Anveo is gonna be the cheapest. Yes, please, please go with Anveo. Or else Voip.MS.

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reply to NLemay
All three companies offer what you require, and $2/month plus usage is a reasonable expectation. You will need to verify with each company that it can port your number as the area code only is not enough to determine whether or not a number is portable.

If incoming Caller ID name is important to you, choose Callcentric or VoIP.ms as they support Canadian Caller ID.

Of the three choices...

Anveo has automatic geographic redundancy.
Callcentric is the easiest to configure.
VoIP.ms offers support in French.

said by PX Eliezer70:

If you want a "serious" relationship it's gonna be more than two dollars a month.

You didn't quote him saying he'd pay usage.

PX Eliezer70
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Good point.

If Anveo can port his number, I guess he'd go with the $2 incoming plan (probably ported numbers won't be eligible for the $1 incoming plan) plus their small 911 fee plus outbound usage....

Yes, that might work.

Still hard to see how any provider can make money doing that.

grand total

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said by PX Eliezer70:

...(probably ported numbers won't be eligible for the $1 incoming plan)...

Ported numbers are eligible for the $1 plan.

PX Eliezer70
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Good news, thanks!

Well, then he can certainly go with Anveo.


NLemay

@oricom.ca
reply to NLemay
Hi!

Thank you for all your replies!

Here are some more information :
-I don't really care about Caller ID name. But my contacts need to see my phone number when I call them (or they wont answer). Skype, for instance, wouldn't be a solution.
-Of course, I did my homeworks, and they all seems to accept to port my phone number.
-I don't really care about entry fees. FPL, for instance, has a 75$ starting fee, but it is really cheap on the long run. I saw that porting a number on Anveo is cheaper than on Voip.ms, but they has a 911 fee. Those CallCenter and Voip.ms too? I found it hard to get the real price of each services, as there website are not really clear. They all give SIP configuration for free?

@PX Eliezer You are right, I'm not the best customer they can dream of But I already have FPL voip + cellphone + doing a lot of skype. I want to port a new number to VoIP because I don't want to lose it and I know that I wont use it often. This is why I don't really care about entry fees, but I don't want to pay on the long run. And did you check FreePhoneLine? They offer a free phone number with voicemail and callerID + most of canadian cities are free and low rates outside those free areas. But may be they wont be in business for long (they are powered by fongo)!

PX Eliezer70
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said by NLemay :

They all give SIP configuration for free?

Yes. Anveo, Voip.MS, and CallCentric are all bring-your-own-device services, all are totally SIP friendly.

[No one] charges for SIP configuration except some companies like freephoneline.ca which do it because their service is otherwise free.

911 fee status:
Anveo 80 cents, mandatory Canada/US per CRTC/FCC regs.
CallCentric 1.50, mandatory Canada/US per CRTC/FCC regs.
Voip.MS 1.50, not yet mandatory.

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Voip.MS does have some support pages in French as legally required for a Quebec company. They also have a sales/information phone line in French, 1.866.914.5294

Go to
»wiki.voip.ms/article/Welcome
And click on: [Guides (Français)]


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said by PX Eliezer70:

[No one] charges for SIP configuration except some companies like freephoneline.ca which do it because their service is otherwise free.

Voicepulse charges $8 activation + $10/mo... just sayin'
»www.voicepulse.com/residential-f ··· as_5_7_0
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Technical problems are more often than not management incompetence masquerading as technical issues

PX Eliezer70
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That's the VoicePulse special softphone plan (which I agree is ridiculous) which is not their regular service and which very few people use:

The Softphone calling plan is a little different than our regular calling plans:

The plan includes 500 total minutes (local + long distance) for $7.99 activation and $9.99/month.

You must already have one line with a regular calling plan before signing up.

By contrast, freephoneline.ca charges nothing if you want to use their service with a softphone. You only pay the $ 50 if you want to use a device:

Already own a digital phone, digital home telephone
adapter, smartphone app, or other VoIP/SIP phone device?

Purchase the VoIP Unlock Key and instantly receive all credentials required (username and password, etc.) to configure and activate freephoneline on your device.

$50.00 one-time fee

Which I can't blame them for, as that's their only charge for calling to most of Canada's population.